Mom's Gingersnaps

"Everyone in my family loves these. Dad keeps asking me to make them and send them over. Great ginger and molasses flavour."
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53 1 inch cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
  • Combine dry ingredients and set aside.
  • In a large bowl beat butter till soft, gradually add sugar.
  • Beat in egg and molasses.
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Roll into balls, then roll in sugar.
  • Bake 10- 12 minutes.
  • Cooking time depends on the size of cookie.
  • I have small children so I make them quite small and the baking time decreases.
  • The yield is not correct- It depends on the size of the cookie- I do not know the amount it will make?

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  1. Lennie
    These soft gingersnaps are exactly the cookie I have been looking for! They're very easy to make, and the dough keeps well in the fridge for a day or so if you don't want to make the whole batch at once. I baked them (one-inch balls) for exactly 10 minutes -- they look like they're not done when you take them off the pan, but they firm up quickly so, if you want a soft cookie, don't bake them any longer. Absolutely delicious, LeeAnn!
  2. GayleM
    These were so good, and smelled so delicious while baking, I couldn't wait for the first batch to cool to try one. Was really wonderful!!
  3. cookingPanda88
    Hi i recently did this recipe and it turned out to be a hit ..everyone loves them so much .. so i didn't have ginger so u used all spice and they still tasted amazing .. I will be doing this recipe again and this time i have ginger LOL ..thanks so much .
  4. Chef Dudo
    Very nice little cookies. Made exactly as stated with the exception of rolling them in sugar, got 40 cookies and they baked for 11 minutes. Good strong (we like that!) ginger taste.<br/>Thanks for posting.
  5.  Alison
    these were pretty good...i think that I like a stronger flavored gingersnap but if you are looking for something with a mild flavor, give these a try!


  1. animal lover
    ive never had gingersnaps before, and, theyre my second favorite cookie. this recipie was super easy ans super tasty. i had to replace the molasses with honey since i never have molasses, and instead of an egg, i used 2 tbs of water and 2 tsp of baking powder since im a vegan.


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